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Tactical Track

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ZoeChow
Entry ID #: 5969
Created: Sun, Jan 13, 2019 9:39 PM


Introduction Do you have trouble disassembling parts repeatedly while building a robot? Have you ever struggled to move numerous screws in order to adjust the position of a structure by just a unit? We had been meeting with such problems frequently while building robots and sometimes  having to re-install some of the most complex structures on the chassis over and over again, which is the reason why we designed this ‘Tactical Track’, that will help you move the parts on the chassis quickly. The structure we designed is quite similar to the drawer, so that your structure can move back and forth in one dimension, and screws can be installed in order to fix the track or your structure. Wouldn't it be cool if you could just simply move the position of your structures in the exact direction you want by using the track easily while building robots , rather than spending unnecessary time or efforts on the repeating work? We believe that the ‘Tactical Track’ we designed will surely enable you to adjust your robots faster and better during the competitions! The basic purpose of the design is to make a guide rail for adjusting the relative position of the two aluminum parts. The guide rail first needs to be stable and fixed on the aluminum parts. We designed the size of the guide rail to be 3*3, keeping the same size with the aluminum parts of vex, and designed the holes with the same size, so that the existing standard screws and nuts can be easily connected. A keyhole is adopted between the two guides. The connection mode of v4 master control and aluminum parts is used for reference, so that the two guides can freely choose the connection position within a certain range, and ensure its reliability, to achieve the design purpose. Conclusion From this project, we learned how to design the parts we want according to our own problems, and how to make 3D models with Fusion360, as well as its powerful teamwork function. I think we will use 3D design software later, because it is so omnipotent, can turn the novel ideas in our mind into reality, and even let us make our own parts to participate in VEX more scientifically. As a competitive team, we can use 3D design software to turn our special needs in some places into 3D models and produce our own parts. Learning 3D design software is very beneficial to my career. It allows me to create something I want by myself. It is much easier to design something than to find something that completely meets your requirements.

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Do you have trouble disassembling parts repeatedly while building a robot? Have you ever struggled to move numerous screws in order to adjust the position of a structure by just a unit? We had been meeting with such problems frequently while building robots and sometimes having to re-install some of the most complex structures on the chassis over and over again, which is the reason why we designed this ‘Tactical Track’, that will help you move the parts on the chassis quickly. The structure we designed is quite similar to the drawer, so that your structure can move back and forth in one dimension, and screws can be installed in order to fix the track or your structure. Wouldn't it be cool if you could just simply move the position of your structures in the exact direction you want by using the track easily while building robots , rather than spending unnecessary time or efforts on the repeating work?